Thanksgiving Addendum

Thanksgiving Addendum

11/27/2015  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  My dad and I spent our Black Friday on some local trout water down in his neck of the woods.  We hooked a few fish, but we were no match for our Hoosier friends who traveled south to show us how it’s done.  It’s...
Fish Farm Match, and November trout

Fish Farm Match, and November trout

11/18/15  The above sunset was taken from a high bank of the Manistique River, atop which deer camp is located.  The deer were sparse but the weather was beautiful.  We listened to hockey and stoked the fire.  I thought of nothing but friends, food, deer, and the book...
Streamer camp

Streamer camp

11/11/15  It’s possible up here, in the land of camps, to simply move from one camp to another in the fall.  Deer camp is a traditional northern thing.  For the last few years my deer camp has been in the Upper Peninsula along a cool horseshoe flooding on the...
Julie Gates

Julie Gates

11/04/2015  It’s been a sad week for us at Gates Lodge.  Julie Gates passed away on Saturday, October 31, at the age of 56.  Old age would not have been wasted on her.  She was fit as a fiddle, and she deserved much more time than the cancer left her to enjoy. ...